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  1. New antenna design improves ADF ability to utilise GPS navigation - 19 December, 2002

    A new antenna designed by a fifth year university student for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), has taken out first prize in the recent Flinders University Engineering Honours Project Expo.

  2. DSTO examines Headmark 02 outcomes - 12 December, 2002

    Analysis by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) of the first in a series of experiments known as Headmark will help inform decisions about a range of Navy projects, from scenario recommendations for current acquisition project studies to future capability issues.

  3. DSTO-Melbourne University Centre of Expertise agreement to benefit ADF projects - 29 November, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the University of Melbourne are to extend their research under a Centre of Expertise agreement which will benefit a number of Australian Defence Force projects in radar, sonar and electronic systems including initiatives in intelligent Network Enabled Defence Capabilities.

  4. Australia leads the way in landmine research - 28 November, 2002

    (Left to right) Defence Minister Senator Robert Hill and DSTO's Director Systems Sciences Laboratory Dr Nanda Nandagopal examining the imaging system of the Rapid Route and Area Mine Neutralisation System.

    Leading edge radar and sensor technology designed to accurately detect landmines which kill and maim about 2000 people around the world each month will be trialled today in South Australia.

  5. DSTO airborne mission computer successfully 'flies' an F-111 - 22 November, 2002

    A computer system which can emulate a range of airborne mission computer types has the potential to replace aging Australian Defence Force (ADF) computer equipment.

  6. Defence and DSTO's role in space research recognised at international exhibition - 22 November, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) was responsible for Australia's leap into space. This little known fact is just one of the stories to be told at an international exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.

  7. DSTO and Raytheon Australia sign industry alliance agreement - 16 October, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Raytheon Australia have signed an industry alliance agreement in three areas of mutual interest.

  8. Defence Minister to fly pilotless aircraft to explore new capability - 10 October, 2002

    Remote controlled aircraft that are capable of electronic warfare, radar jamming, surveillance and intelligence gathering without risking human life will be trialled today to demonstrate their potential use for Defence.

  9. Defence Minister delivers a blast in the name of safety - 20 September, 2002

    Oblique shot with pressure bubble, 20 September 2002

    Defence Minister Robert Hill today authorised Australian and international ordnance experts to simultaneously detonate 27 tonnes worth of high explosives in a controlled experiment designed to enhance international safety criteria for the storage of explosives.

  10. Defence wins international award for structural integrity - 13 September, 2002

    The Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) and The Royal Australian Air Force were presented with a prestigious international award from The International Council of Aeronautical Sciences for their structural testing program assessing the fatigue life of the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, Defence Minister Senator Robert Hill announced today.

  11. Fibre-optic breakthrough for Defence hydrophones - from garden hose to fishing line - 12 September, 2002

    Breakthrough research by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) in the application of emerging fibre-optic technology promises to dramatically reduce the size and cost of hydrophones for underwater defence applications.

  12. DSTO research aids Australian capability in missile warning technology - 6 September, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has developed a low-cost multi-spectral IR imaging device which will aid in reducing false-alarm rates of modern missile warning systems by discriminating threat missiles from other thermal sources in the operational environment.

  13. DSTO's 'Armchair Warrior' set to boost Australia's defence capabilities - 2 September, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) today began the third in a series of trials known as 'Armchair Warrior' aimed at readying the Airborne Early Warning and Control system (AEW&C) for service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 2007.

  14. Defence recruiting new scientists to combat terrorism - 28 August, 2002

    Defence will recruit up to 10 new scientists to enhance Australia's capability against chemical, biological and radiological threats, Defence Minister Senator Robert Hill announced today.

  15. Dragonflies - the latest inspiration for Defence scientific research - 21 August, 2002

    The uncanny ability of a dragonfly to fly steadily even when the weather is bad has proved inspirational for scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the Australian National University.

  16. DSTO uses particle filtering for improved target tracking - 15 August, 2002

    Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) are investigating a mathematical technique known as 'particle filtering' to improve target tracking performance in defence surveillance systems.

  17. DSTO's Virtual Submarine deploys overseas - 13 August, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO) 'Virtual Collins Submarine' has deployed to the United States to take part in a major U.S. Navy warfighting experiment in what is the virtual submarine's first overseas operation.

  18. Enhancing DSTO's simulation capability to enable stronger teaming with industry - 18 July, 2002

    A $2.5 million building extension to the Systems Simulation Centre at the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) will improve Australia's self-reliance in evaluating the performance of new and existing military systems.

  19. DSTO launches Centre of Excellence in Guidance and Control - 17 July, 2002

    A Centre of Excellence in Guidance and Control Technology was launched today by Dr D (Nanda) Nandagopal, Director, Systems Sciences Laboratory (SSL) of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) in Edinburgh, South Australia.

  20. DSTO and Eurocopter sign "Tiger" MOU - 12 July, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and French based company Eurocopter today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation and exchange of information in the lead up to delivery to the Australian Army of the Armed Reconnaissance (ARH Tiger) Helicopter.

  21. Australian scientists beat best in the world - 8 July, 2002

    A paper on mathematical models by Dr. Shane Dunn and Mr Scott Peucker of Australia's Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) was judged the Best Paper at the International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, held recently in Cairns.

  22. SA scientist wins national award for Global Hawk - 1 July, 2002

    Jackie Craig accepting her award

    South Australian scientist Dr Jackie Craig has today been awarded a national science award recognising her pivotal role in the success in deploying the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

  23. Permanent 'dry-dock' for DSTO's Virtual Ship - 20 June, 2002

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  24. DSTO signs $3.8 million aircraft contract with Raytheon Australia - 12 June, 2002

    Raytheon Beech 1900C  aircraft

    A $3.832 million contract for the lease of a Raytheon Beech 1900C aircraft will boost research by the DSTO aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a greater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.

  25. DSTO helps WA software company to connect with Defence - 3 June, 2002

    Collaboration between the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and a Western Australian software developer will lead to improved simulation development and training in the future for Australia's defence forces.

  26. ADI invests in DSTO research - 3 June, 2002

    The Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) and ADI Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which ADI will contribute up to $150,000 a year for three years to boost munitions research.

  27. DSTO and Tenix Industries strengthen partnership to crack global computer security market - 16 May, 2002

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Tenix Industries Pty Limited have strengthened their partnership to deliver high assurance, multi-level security solutions to the global computer security market.

  28. A vacation with a difference - 11 February, 2002

    It's not often you require a security clearance for your summer vacation, but for students participating in a vacation employment program run by the Department of Defence, that was exactly what was required.

  29. Input to engineering success highlights DSTO interaction with industry - 23 January, 2002

    Maptek CEO Dr Bob Johnson, left, and Brian Rice of DSTO check an I-SiTE image of the Sydney Olympic Stadium.

    The presentation of a prestigious engineering award to Adelaide company Maptek highlights the fact that even small input from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) can be significant to Australian industry, according to the Director of DSTO's Electronics and Surveillance Research Laboratory, Mr Neil Bryans.